Tigers fall to DHS, take care of business against Thibodaux, Terrebonne


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Hahnville’s Garret Smith, above, drove in three runs against Thibodaux.
Hahnville’s Garret Smith, above, drove in three runs against Thibodaux.
The Hahnville Tigers lost another one-run heartbreaker to rival Destrehan on Saturday, but they were able to cruise past Thibodaux and knock off Terrebonne to secure second place in District 7-5A with an 8-2 record.

Hahnville 11    Thibodaux 1

The Tiger bats combined to score 10 runs in the second and third innings on their way to an 11-1 victory over Thibodaux on Thursday.

After loading the bases to start the second, the Tigers began their scoring onslaught. Peyton Robert and Tyler Lamers drew back-to-back walks to give Hahnville a 2-0 lead, and Garret Smith reached on an error to bring in another run. Todd Porche put the finishing touches on the five-run inning by hitting a fly ball that dropped in right field to plate both Robert and Smith.

The Tigers wasted little time building onto their lead, recording five more runs in the third inning. Austin Perrin got the scoring started with a double to center that gave Hahnville a 6-0 lead. Later in the inning, Smith singled in two more runs, while Porche jacked a two-RBI double to give the Tigers a 10-0 advantage.

Hahnville scored their final run in the fourth inning when Smith drew a bases-loaded walk.

Porche led the Tigers from the plate, going 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Smith was 1-for-2 with three RBIs, while Lamers, Perrin and Robert each drove in a run.

Beau Evans picked up the win for Hahnville, allowing just three hits while striking out two in five innings.

Hahnville 1    Destrehan 2

Despite an impressive pitching performance by Porche, who limited Destrehan to just five hits and one earned run in six innings, the Tigers could only muster three hits in a 2-1 loss to Destrehan.

Hahnville’s only run of the game came in the first inning. Lamers was hit by a pitch to begin the frame, but he advanced to second due to a Smith single. Porche moved Lamers to third with a bunt, and Lamers came in to score on a grounder by Matt Fontenot.

However, Destrehan scored two runs in the bottom of the first and neither team got on the scoreboard again in the next six innings.

Smith and Porche both went 1-for-2 in the game, while Perrin was 1-for-3. Fontenot recorded the only RBI.

Porche suffered the loss, allowing one earned run on five hits in six innings. He struck out two in the game.

Hahnville 2    Terrebonne 0

Hahnville’s Tyler Lamers pitched a gem for the Tigers, limiting Terrebonne to four hits while striking out six in seven innings.

Despite Lamers’ performance, the Hahnville bats remained quiet throughout the first five innings. In the sixth, Hahnville scored all the runs they would need for the 2-0 victory.

Dylan Keller walked to begin the sixth before advancing to second on a single by Fontenot. Chase Bagot sacrificed Keller to third, and Keller gave Hahnville a 1-0 lead after coming home on a passed ball.

Perrin followed with a two-out single to plate Drew Favre for a 2-0 Tiger advantage.

Lamers locked up the win in the seventh, striking out a batter before forcing a fly out and ground out to end the game.

Fontenot led the Tigers from the plate, going 2-for-3 in the game. Perrin was 1-for-2 with his team’s only RBI. Mark Abate was the only other Tiger to record a hit in the game.




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